Youth Grief Support

Buhl Regional Health Foundation is dedicated to partnering with area agencies to provide resources and support to help children, adolescents and teens navigate the complexities of grief and loss in a healthy and healing way.

For Children

Camp Courage is a summer day camp for kids in grades K-7 dealing with grief and loss with followup groups for ongoing support.

For Adolescents & Teens

A support group for adolescents and teens in 7th-12th grade that provides structured interaction, experiential activities, and a safe space for sharing experiences and coping with loss.

Additional Resources for Grief & Coping

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Camp Courage helps children who are experiencing grief and loss by incorporating the fun of camp along with healing activities to help them…

  • Understand that their feelings are normal
  • Realize that they’re not alone in their grief
  • Learn that it’s OK to have fun while still grieving
  • Have the opportunity to share their loss and memories

Activities at camp are designed to help kids learn different coping skills, build resilience and have fun.

  • Team building activities help develop social skills and emphasize the importance of helping others
  • Games teach coping skills that help youth deal with life’s daily stressors in addition to grief
  • Arts and crafts help kids express emotions for times when words fall short
  • Decompression times help youth learn ways of handling stress and calming strategies

A licensed independent social worker with grief certification is on-site all week to assist youth with any special needs. All staff and volunteers go through training prior to camp as well as background checks.

Camp Courage

July 29 – August 2, 2024

Location: Buhl Park
Schedule: 9am – 3pm
Cost: Free

Registration Closed – Capacity Reached

  1. Complete Application Form. 
  2. CCC will contact you to schedule an interview.
  3. Buhl Park Registration link will be provided by CCC after step 2 (interview) is completed.

Eligibility: To attend Camp Courage, children must be in grades K-7 in the 2024-2025 school year and attend school in or reside in Mercer County.

Registration closes June 30th.

Courage Continued

Courage Continued is an extension of Camp Courage, providing ongoing assistance through monthly support groups. This program aims to offer sustained care and support for the children and caregivers who were involved in the initial day camp experience.


Support groups are held concurrently for caregivers and children and meet from 5:30–7:00pm on…

  • January 22nd
  • February 26th
  • March 25th
  • April 22nd
  • May 20th
  • June 24th
  • July 22nd

The Community Counseling
Center of Mercer County
2201 E State St.
Hermitage, PA 16148


To get more information and to sign-up for Courage Continued, please contact: Krista Armstrong, CCC Clinical Director, at  724-981-7141 ext 186

Adolescents & Teens Grief & Loss Support Group

This support group is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for adolescents and teens in 7th-12th grade who have experienced any kind of loss. Grieving can be a challenging and isolating experience, and our goal is to provide a space where adolescents and teens can connect with others who are going through similar experiences, share their thoughts and feelings, and learn coping strategies to navigate their grief journey.

Offered in partnership with Baker Professional Counseling, Inc and hosted at Grace Chapel. For more information and to register, please follow the button below.

Next session starts August 2024


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